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Social Programme

The PFMC-16 offers different occasions to get to know other participants and for dialogue with colleagues. We cordially invite you to participate.

Welcome Reception

A welcome reception is being arranged for all conference participants on Tuesday, 16th May 2017 in the Uerige, a craft brewery in the heart of Düsseldorf’s historical city center. The "Uerige Alt" regularly ranks amongst the top ten beers of Germany. No visit to Düsseldorf is complete without having seen and witnessed this institution.

Conference Dinner


A Conference Dinner will be held on Thursday, 18th May 2017 at the Rheinterrassen Düsseldorf. The Rheinterrassen is one of the most impressive and versatile venues in Dusseldorf – directly on the Rhine River, yet still at the heart of the city.


On Wednesday afternoon the conference participants have the opportunity to explore different cultural highlights of the region.

Programme I: Düsseldorf’s Old Town

Join an expert guide on a stroll through the pictureesque lanes, take a look behind the scenes and prepare to make surprising discoveries. Find out, among other things, why the Gothic St. Lambertus church has a twisted tower, how The Rider statue of popular elector Jan Wellem came about, where Heinrich Heine was born, and how tailor Wibbel gained fame. The Burgplatz (square) with the Schlossturm (palace tower) holds great charm.

Programme II : Schloss Dyck – guided tour in the castle and its parks

The imposing moated castle Dyck is regarded as one of the most important cultural monuments on the Lower Rhine and can look back upon nearly 1000 years of history. You look back at the past - and towards the future: with the establishment of a foundation, an extensive restoration of the grounds, including a contemporary interior design, has begun.

Programme III: Landscape Park Duisburg Nord – tour of the works

In the Landscape Park Duisburg Nord extending over an area of about 180 hectares, nature, industrial heritage and a fascinating light installation combine to create a park landscape unlike any other in the world. A guided tour through the Landscape Park will show you a piece of living industrial and cultural history. Part of that living history is, for example, the fact that former ironworkers regularly come here to meet up with the Blast Furnaces again.

Additional Information


For questions regarding the conference please contact:

Conference Email:

Conference Service:
Beate Schmitz
Consultant Events and Marketing
Tel.: +49 2461 61-3838
Fax: +49 2461 61-5333